Visit Memphis – Top 10 Things which can be done in Memphis. What you can visit in Memphis – Most visited touristic attractions of Memphis

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01. Graceland
A mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate. Was home to Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley died at the estate on August 16, 1977. Presley, his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and his grandmother, are buried there in what is called the Meditation Garden.

02. Beale Street Historic District
A street in Downtown which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km). The blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions.

03. Memphis Zoo
A zoo located in Midtown. Home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Created in April 1906. In 2008, the Memphis Zoo was ranked “#1 Zoo in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor.com. The ranking was based on visitor opinions.

04. Memphis Pyramid
Originally built as a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown. Is 321 feet (98m, about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 ft. Known as the Great American Pyramid, formerly referred to as the Pyramid Arena and locally referred to as The Pyramid.

05. Mud Island
A small peninsula, surrounded by the Mississippi River to the west and the Wolf River Harbor to the east. Opened to the public in 1982. Houses a museum, restaurants, and an amphitheater. Accessible by the Memphis Suspension Railway, by foot (via a footbridge located on top of the monorail), by ferry, or automobile.

06. Memphis Botanic Garden
A 96-acre (39 ha) botanical garden located in Audubon Park. Open to the public daily, where guests can take a stroll through various gardens on the grounds. Also a children’s garden, called my Big Backyard.

07. Tom Lee Park
A city park located to the immediate west of downtown. Offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the shores of Arkansas on the opposite side. Named after Tom Lee, an African-American riverworker, who saved the lives of 32 passengers of the sinking steamboat M.E. Norman in 1925.

08. Chucalissa Indian Village
A Mississippian culture archaeological site dating back to the 15th century. Features a Mississippian mound complex, nature trail and arboretum, hands-on archaeology lab, and exhibits that explore the history and life-ways of Native Americans of the historic and prehistoric southeastern United States.

09. Burkle Estate
A historic home at 826 North Second Street. Also known as the Slavehaven. Claimed to have been part of the Underground Railroad, a secret network of way stations to help slaves escape to freedom in the northern states. Since 1997 the estate is home to the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum.

10. Shelby Farms
One of the twenty largest urban parks in the US. Lakes, natural forests, and wetlands provide natural habitats for many smaller species close to an urban metropolitan area. Home to a bison herd. Wildlife can be observed in their natural environment from the many trails.

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